Are these light Brahmas or a mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tres-gallinas, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. tres-gallinas

    tres-gallinas Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very new to chickens! I was told that 16 were all light brahmas about 7mo old. 3 of them don't have the black tail feathers, are slightly smaller, and no leg feathers like the rest. Are they just younger or a mixed breed? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. tres-gallinas

    tres-gallinas Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, through some digging on here, found that my 3 RIR's seem to really be Red Stars, but love them anyway![​IMG]
     
  3. tres-gallinas

    tres-gallinas Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, I've posted this in the wrong category. I'm new to the BYC as well.
     
  4. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um it looks to me that you have a light brahma but it may be a little durty [​IMG] and [​IMG]
     
  5. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chickens look like my light brahmas - the top one just appears to have lost her tail feathers (molted maybe?). All of mine have leg feathers, though to varying degrees. Not sure about your RIR/Red Star - I have no experience with them.

    Here are some of my light brahmas (hatchery birds) - (the brown ones are speckled sussex):


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  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The white ones are Light Brahmas. If you got them from a hatchery (or feedstore, they get them through hatcheries), they usually mix other breeds in here and there, for odd reasons, so the genes from those breeds may have affected your girls and caused them to not have leg feathers.

    The red one is a Red Star/Red Sexlink/et al, you can tell by the white leakage in her feathers. Rhode Islands are a dark mahogany color, Production Reds (hatchery "RIR") are lighter, and RSL have white leakage.
     
  7. tres-gallinas

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    yes, they were enjoying their "dirt" baths this morning.
     
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    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they're brahmas...
     
  10. Let the brahama expert step in (LOL [​IMG])

    Ive never had a grown brahama but those are brahamas. and they both look like roos, i know you didnt ask but still figured i might say. Their handsome!! Im so glad i got some!
     

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